Portland, Oregon – 1972
A young college dropout wanders into a calligraphy class at Reed College. He becomes fascinated with the art form and starts studying it fervently. It becomes his obsession for the next 18 months.
At this time, Reed College offers some of the highest quality calligraphy instruction in the country, every poster, every drawer on the campus features the delicate lettering. The man soaks it all in, fingers stained with ink – studying the beauty and history; the subtleties and nuances of the written words.